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Astrology Horoscope: May New Moon
On Sunday, September 2 at 2:43 pm (PDT), the Moon is full in Pisces. This is the last Full Moon of the summer and a time to consider the change from one season to the next. By the next Full Moon, we will be in the fall and now is the time to prepare for that transition. The summer months charge us with solar energy that lasts through the darker months of winter, so it is important to spend lots of time outdoors during this time to bask in those rays of Sun and let them nurture our hearts and caress our souls. The solar charge will help sustain our spirits if we are feeling low in the later part of the year.

Grand Cross

During this lunation, the Full Moon and the Sun square the Saturn-Pluto opposition that will be happening until next May. When four planets are aligned in 90-degree angles to each other, this is known as a grand cross formation and signals a time of great transformation and powerful potential for spiritual growth. The Saturn-Pluto opposition, which lasts for the next eight months, heralds a time when the structures we have created in our lives will have to go through changes and where we will have to be fluid and adaptable to these monumental shifts in our realities. The current Full Moon period triggers this opposition and catalyzes these transformational events in our lives. We may need to make powerful decisions and sharp turns in our lives that take us down new avenues at this time.

Pisces Moon Ritual Work

Along with the powerful grand cross formation, the Full Moon is in the sign of Pisces, a Water sign associated with mysticism and strong emotions. This is a perfect time to make a ritual to work with these powerful energies and to nourish our spiritual strength so that we can enact the best changes in our lives. Rituals are done in every corner of the globe to mark important times of the month or the year, for celebration and for honoring the spiritual world.

Full Moons are a wonderful time to do ritual work because there is a greater storehouse of energy available to us during these periods. Each time we honor the New and the Full Moon, we develop a relationship with the natural rhythm and flow of our environment. Like the tides that roll in and out according to the Moon's pull, we also have times of increased power and times when we feel more introverted and sensitive. Women have a more keen sense of this as their menstrual cycles and hormonal levels mimic the ebb and flow of the Moon. Creating a ritual during a Full Moon helps us to integrate with these natural rhythms and puts us in touch with the cycles in our lives. By making a ritual at an astrologically strong time such as this, we have the potential to manifest our best intentions and visions.

Creating the Ritual

One of the best ways I have learned to create a ritual is to honor the element the Moon is in. This month, the Full Moon is in Pisces, a Water sign. We can honor the Water element by creating an altar space that has objects associated with that element. Here is a list of some associations with the Water element.

Ritual Objects: Bowls, water, cups, cauldrons, shells, silver, blue and sea green candles, pictures of rivers, oceans, sea creatures, figurines of whales, dolphins, etc.

Before beginning a ritual on the night of the Full Moon, take some time to consider what issues with which you want to work. Here are some ideas associated with the Water element.

Associations: Dreams, intuition, imagination, psychic work, trance, death, love, emotions, intensity, transformation
Physical correspondences: Lymph glands, fluids in the body besides blood, immune system, reproductive system, urinary system

After you have decided what areas of your life you want to work on, take some time to clean your ritual space and clean yourself by taking a bath or a shower. Make sure that you will have no distractions, sit down near the altar and quiet yourself. Breathe deeply and consider your life and what you are going through now. I like to give thanks at this time for the many blessings I have in my life. This is a good time to pray and make your intentions clear to the universe. I often like to do this out loud so that I can make clear what I need to do in my life and what spiritual support I need. Some people they may want to develop a healthier immune system. The Pisces Full Moon is a perfect time to ask for assistance in that area. Others may want to work on releasing deeply stored emotions. This is another appropriate way to work with the Pisces Moon. The Full Moon is a wonderful time to do spiritual work and to help catalyze positive transformations and manifest our best intentions. Good health to you!


Jonathan Keyes, B.S., is an astrologer, herbalist and plant spirit medicine practitioner. His writing has appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and in numerous Llewellyn almanacs. Jon has written a book entitled 'Guide to Natural Health, The Horoscope as a key to Ancient Healing Practices'. Jon is available for readings and can be contacted at Go to Jon's web site at

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